I’d buy that for a dollar. Or, just steal it from you.
The rise of robots poses awkward legal questions that we'd be best off tackling sooner rather than later.
Robots! Making easy tasks look difficult.
Is the rise of the robots on the horizon? Not while closed doors, stairs, and uneven floors still pose a problem.
Under an uncomfortable spotlight.
Baidu image via Gil C/Shutterstock.com
The Chinese search engine Baidu was found to have cheated in a computer science competition.
Your smartphone is learning to better understand your voice commands.
Voice recognition technology is getting better at understanding what we are saying, even if we only say part of what we mean. So how does it work?
“Looks like there’s an unexpected item in the bagging area, puny human.”
Why would our software turn against us when without us it's useless?
New thinking the way to job creation for people in the 21st century.
The more we automate jobs, the more we need to find new jobs for people, especially if the government wants us to stay in the workforce longer. That's going to take some clever thinking.
Tomorrow’s engineers? Unlikely.
Robot engineer via www.shutterstock.com
Some economists and others have argued smart machines are increasingly stealing our jobs. In fact, the opposite may be true.
It might become a great engineer, but will unlikely be a very good social worker.
More STEM education isn't a bad thing, but if we want to safeguard our jobs from being taken by machines, we need more emphasis on the humanities.
What’s your golf handicap old chap?
Artificial intelligence is the future, but are computers ready to take a seat at the board?
It’s only a small step forward before drones like this one could operate entirely autonomously.
The debate over whether lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) -- often called 'killer robots' -- should be banned continues, although it's far from settled.
Could they be after your job?
There are very few jobs that are can't be done in principle by robots and artificial intelligence. What will you do when a robot takes your job?
Until machines become truly intelligent, they’re going to make a lot of mistakes when they try to help us.
Computers try to predict our behaviour and anticipate our needs, but sadly they often get things dreadfully wrong.
A thinking, feeling, moping robot.
Should robots be treated with the same concern as any other intelligent being? Or are they unnatural, dangerous, to be eliminated?
A model of the Terminator from the popular movie series where machines take over the world.
If machines run by artificial intelligence take over the world it's only because we programmed them to do so. So how can fuzzy logic help us prevent that?
Imagine a machine that can learn things from scratch, no pre-programmed rules. What could it do?
Tech companies are investing big in artificial intelligence research that allows machines to learn things from scratch, with no pre-programmed rules. So what's the potential for this new technology?
Science fiction has plenty of tales of AI turning against society including the popular Terminator movie franchise, here depicted on brick wall art.
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It’s listening, but can it really
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How to protect your employment prospects as robots take over more jobs.
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“You think you’re in pain now, but this is not going to look good on Facebook tomorrow.”
Stefano Bolognini/National Museum of Denmark
The immense popularity of social media seems to have redefined “privacy” from the sense of keeping information secret to being in control over how information is shared – among friends, colleagues, companies…